Group Technologies

Groupworld

5 / 5 7 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Online tutoring companies, schools, universities and small businesses.


Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $24.99/month
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Group Technologies
  • www.groupboard.com
  • Founded 1998
  • Canada

About Groupworld

Groupworld is a secure, highly customizable, cross-platform web conferencing and online tutoring system which allows you to set up online meeting/tutoring rooms with advanced online whiteboard, voice/video conferencing, screen sharing, video sharing and optional session recording. Groupworld uses HTML5 and WebRTC with no plugins or downloads required. Our products are used by many schools, universities and online tutoring companies around the world.


Groupworld Features

  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Grading
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Client Management
  • Electronic Assignments & Tests
  • Employee Management
  • Learning Plans
  • Lesson Notes
  • Online Classes
  • Online Payments
  • Parent / Student Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Application Sharing
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Electronic Hand Raising
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Private Text Chat
  • Record & Playback Ability
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Streaming
  • Whiteboard

Groupworld Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Great Software For Any Collaborative Whiteboard Needs

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very Mature Software With Few Bugs
The software was originally developed in 1997 and has been continually improved upon since then. This is hard to find these days with software companies popping up and having numerous bugs and usability issues. I have never encountered a glitch on Groupworld.

Easy To Customize
Most other softwares don't let you customize. This software is completely customizable especially with the enterprise license. There are several javascript customizations you can do as well that give your users a seamless experience. There are no plugins or downloads and the software runs directly in the browser.

Plethora Of Whiteboard Functions
Pretty much anything you can think of for whiteboard software is there. Pens, Shapes, Image Uploads, Saving Whiteboard, Password Protection, Pagination, Graphs, Crosshairs etc. There is not a single functionality this whiteboard is missing.

Great For Tutors
Tutors love this software and find it extremely easy to use. Within minutes (with no explanation) a tutor is able to bring their tutoring online!

Cons: Not really any negatives about the software itself. Website could use a modern spruce up but the new UI for the whiteboard is very functional.

Overall: Functioning Whiteboard Software For Everyday Use

Great software and support

Apr 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: MyTutor has been using Groupworld for over 5 years now. Groupworld is a high-quality product that works perfectly for 1-1 online collaboration and education. Groupworld provides incredible support and flexibility alongside Groupworld software. Scalability and server efficiency are well balanced with features. We are now running over 300 sessions a day.

Cons: The default user experience needs tweaking for our use-case, and a set of connectivity diagnostics tools would be a welcome feature, but both of these can be addressed outside of group world.

Very good software for our online tutoring business.

Apr 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Echo cancellation allows tutoring sessions without headsets, and the audio quality is very good and reliable.

Cons: The software has few weaknesses. The recorded sessions could use a bit of upgrading for user convenience.

Vendor Response

by Group Technologies on May 01, 2018

We have the option of converting the recorded sessions to mp4 format, which makes them easier to view. Previously 24houranswers tried to set this up on their server (they are running the enterprise version of Groupworld on their own server), but had some issues because it was quite an involved process to set up. We have since simplified the process, so hopefully 24houranswers can set this up in future. (For the 25-user and higher hosted solution, running our our server, we provide optional automatic uploading of recordings to Vimeo, which doesn't require any setup by the customer).

Capterra-loader

Easy to use, friendly and good value for your money.

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Groupworld virtually works in every environment, which means it's cross platform and you don't have to worry about what your clients are using as their end device.

Cons: It could be better optimized (regarding hardware) and group controls/group handling is lacking some options/features.

Vendor Response

by Group Technologies on May 01, 2018

Regarding the hardware: the issue that Vojislav has is that we use some open-source software for actions such as uploading documents and converting the recordings to mp4 format. By their nature some of these processes are fairly cpu or memory intensive. However, a medium AWS server is generally sufficient to handle up to about 150 simultaneous users. (This is only a factor with the self-hosted enterprise license. With the hosted cloud solution we manage the server). We are looking into providing more fine grained control over presenter features (audio/video/whiteboard permissions).

Capterra-loader

This is a real good whiteboard and a conferencing tool that all tutors need.

Feb 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Import Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Tiff and PDF files to the whiteboard, and copy/paste between Groupworld and external applications such as MS Office. Highly reliable, scalable, efficient server software, refined over the last 10 years: supports thousands of users over multiple sessions with little CPU usage, and never crashes.

Cons: The price is a bit steep especially the Enterprise License, one-time fee. Also, they should consider adding more Asian languages like Thai and Vietnamese.

Overall: Our Thailand online tutoring service has been using Groupworld since 2017. Parents, students, and tutors have found it to be easy to use and very reliable.

Vendor Response

by Group Technologies on February 12, 2018

Hi Donald. We normally add new translations in response to customer demand. If you can help with translating the strings into Thai and/or Vietnamese, we'll be happy to add those translations to the product.

A Cost-effective feature-packed Solution for online treaching

Feb 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been teaching students in my McLean office for over 20 years. Three years ago I started teaching students online. After looking at several platforms, I chose GroupWorld. Its features meet my needs. Most importantly, the customer support is great. The developer is highly responsive. The only reason, I have given 4 starts in ease of use is that I have not tried some of the features (video streams from multiple students, equation editor, drawing angles on the screen) and I don't know whether they will be easy or tricky. What I value most about the product, other than its functionality, is that I never get the feeling that I am stuck or helpless. The developer has always been there to help or to answer questions.

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Wonderful experience!

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lovely testing and purchasing and implementation experience. Got hand held by their representative the whole way and it was great. Pricing was a key factor as well.

Cons: Customizeable -- but the original version isn't the most beautiful. Think the icons are just drawn from a generic database and the other design factors are basic.

Overall: Good cost performance.